Best Grime Artists


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The Top Ten

"The Godfather of grime", enough said!
Grime wouldn't have existed, if it wasn't for Wiley. He invented a whole new music genre.
The creator, the trendsetter, the benchmark of grime!

Your favorite grime mc's ain't got nothing on Wiley! He's the master of grime and been doing it the longest and hardest!

He's killed mcs over and over and pushes the boundaries of grime music!
[Newest]As himself said: "I'm the king here, no arguing."

Compared to the danish grime scene (where I'm from) this rocks the others we can follow in denmark but this is another level... Personally love king of grime that's just crazy...
Skepta is number one at the moment cause he's mashing up the UK Scene, but there are many others who have great potential to be number 1 like dappy, wretch 32 and even though I. Don't really like chipmunk he should be at least 1-2 on this list! Skepta is the boss
skepta is evanutally the best grime rapper in britain
he has the quality and the rhyme
to conclude he is better than wiley and kano
[Newest]Skepta is cool.

He doesn't just talk about guns and killing 24/7 and has an original style.
You cannot compare anyone to JME. He's different from these other grime artists in so many ways, I stopped listening to grime a long time ago (if you could even call the stuff out now grime) but the only person I still follow is JME. Serious.
One of the worst grime artist out the. He ruins songs, makes up words and flow is shocking, if he wasn't skepta brother he wouldn't get anywhere. People are sheep
[Newest]JME. this guy redefined grime, and he is original, he brought something new to the table, check out his sarcastic lyrics and sarcastic voice! Brilliant!

Must be higher, c'mon, if ghetts is 7, then devlin should be around him, devlin is one of the best artists in the uk, anyway, this is what I think: the list is fair. of course skepta is 1st, he is the king of grime, and I'm glad kano is 2nd, he's my favorite grime artist and he is way too smart for grime, and wiley should be 3rd because he made grime, but kano and skepta are better, I'm not too keen on jme but I'm still happy that dizzee made it too, he made grime popular, bashy is ok, ghetts is sick, and tinchy should be lower because he is doing pop music now. but vote devlin higher!


Only in his early 20's and he already one of best around, give it few more years there will be no competition
Devlin Number one all way and dissie rascal no way he should not even be on this ist and tinchy stryder now c'mon geta grip he is a embrassment to grime wiley no way he is to over rated same as kano and jme ghetts 3rd: I rate... 1st devlin, 2nd p-money, 3rd ghetts, 4th griminal, 5th bashy, 6th professor green, 7th giggs, 8th example, 9th skepta, 10th dog-zilla <<< that is my personal opinion
[Newest]The KING of grime also skepta speaks the truth about London as well

5Dizzee Rascal
how he flows over those fantastic beats of his is just mind blowing, I'm a big a fan of his and I'm sure I'm not the only one. you do agree, right?
Boy in the Corner... Best grime album out there. The beats are hard and the Dizzee's flow is so unique compared with the other artists in the genre
DIZZEE should be first, he's made so many albums already and they are all so good.
[Newest]Listen to just a rascal and see if people change there mind then

The greatest... Every other grime mc wants to sound like ghetts! Wiley maybe the godfather of grime, but ghetts is the grim reaper of grime! Put him up against anyone the Outcome yet another Mc getting sales just because Ghetts has dissed him and said his name on a track.. It's the only reason they side swipe Ghetts hoping he'll get annoyed with them and do the same... P Money you owe allot of cash to ghetts and you know it...!
Ghetts should definitely be number 1 he spits bars to any beat and keeps the flow perfect. Another thing is that he has his own style unlike many grime mc's do the same style. Finally ghetts don't need to run round trying to merk anyone because he does murk everyone.
Ghetts is just such a don! He's on another level, he raps so fast as well which makes his songs even better, his best song by far has to be artillery, if you haven't heard it then you are missing out on a lot!
[Newest]Ghetto is top three selected

Just the best, versatile, original, smart lyrics, can rap, clash with anyone, confident, real talk. He keeps grime moving and all other artist on their toes. Always fresh
This guy changed the grime scene. If he can clash with one of the gods of grime he deserves to be one.
P money demolished ghetts and ghetts is one of the originals in grime. P deserves to be a lot higher!
[Newest]Good flow plus he's got the speed that most rappers don't

8D Double E
Excellent flow, brings a whole new level to grime. 9/10
Without a doubt the true Father. No one has the style, talent, swagga and personality of Double.
He is nasty boi

One song> P's and Q's..... His whole album Home sweet home
Kano devlin and wiley should be the first 3 on the list. In what order I don't know, but they all have a sick flow, badass beats, and I'm not sure I've ever been more into music than listening to my favorite album tracks by these 3. 140 Grime street was amazing, tales from the crypt was awesome, and its a toss up between grimewave and tredding on thin ice but anyway about it these 3 should be recognized
Kano and Devlin are way outta everyones league followed closly by skepta, bashy and p money
[Newest]Ghetts and Kano should be 1 and 2

Whereas I've heard of few others on this list, I have seen hundreds of references to Lowkey on the internet; his music's immediate impact, political and musical influence is vast. In the U.S., he's influential-- addressed by those who are unfamiliar with the genre. He's so popular as to have earned Glenn Beck's --a very popular American social critic-- ridicule.

Lowkey crosses cultural boundaries.
Lowkey breaks cultural boundaries.

A poet--
The peoples' priest--
He's amazing, he doesn't just only talk about weed, money, ***, he actually talks about life! Maybe he does smoke weed, I never know, but his words just touch the heart, he's the most amazing grime artist you'll ever hear.
A real G, this man has destroyed every other artist in the scene. Man like Chipmunk and Ghetts all have been destroyed by him. They can't even give man true come back.

He just murdered the scene. He doesn't chat like other artists but his lyrics send out a real message for listeners.
[Newest]Amazing artist! Hope he comes back soon😕

The Contenders

Giggs is sick and will destroy most of the top ten SN1!
First Grime artist I ever heard, and since then he's always been the best, pure legend man!
Giggs to too hard for me he is the best but he should at least be in top 5 with devlin and skepta
[Newest]He's a footballer from Wales, hows he on this list

12Tempa T

13Tinchy Stryder
he short but hes standing tall over all grime artists
you are de bezt no matter wot they say
Amazing seen him live last year I can't believe he is 13 he is better than giggs, Tinie, Dizzie I think he should be 2nd or 3rd he is sick

14Tinie Tempah
Rap doesn't get better than this
Legend, how is he not at number 1?

15Professor Green
One of the best grime artists, his beats are sick!
Pro green 1 of the better white rappers
How is he not even in the top 10?!?


Boy Better Know should be higher because jme skepta and wiley are a;; up at the top

17Lethal Bizzle
He's too dench how is he 48 he's definitely in the top 10 he's made the 2nd biggest grime record of all time and his one of the most marketbale artists
This guy is a boss, check out fester skank!
Absolutely denchnificent has his own clothing range and has also released classic grime songs such as, pow, fester skank, leave it yeah, rari workout, and the drop. Dench Gang!

18K Koke
Sick definitely should be near top not saying he's best out there but his mixtape pure koke and album pure koke vol.2 are full of the hardest tracks
K koke is a legend speaks from the heart no bollocks just pure but he needs to make more music don't give up man keep going
K koke all the way


Of the same ilk as people like Wiley, JME & Skepta. Amazing in a lyrical sense and understands the genre completely. If you want to hear about guns and drugs don't listen to Akala. If you want to hear real music then do. Its that simple
Listen to Shakesphere pumpin tune. Listen to its not a rumor album and you will see he deserves top 10.
All round legend "welcome to England" best grime tune.
Back in the days of "channel u" an incredible artist with amassing flow and bars to match.

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